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storms with significant rain expected in a matter of hours. >> here is a live look from our exploratorium camera. the clouds along the skyline are starting to roll in. >> the first of the storms means a wet commute tomorrow morning. >> sand yaw patel is -- sandhya patel is here with live doppler hd. >> we will be talking about rain in inches, dan and ama president what better place to talk about the weather and watch the storm move in than up here on the roof? our live doppler 7ht is tracking moisture. it is up in the clouds and not hitting the ground yet. the atmosphere is moistening up. the radar will be watching the storms. the first one is getting closer to us. it has two parts. the first part arrives tomorrow morning during the
commute and the second part tomorrow afternoon and the evening. we are looking at urban flooding thunderstorms and wind damage risk. it is a moderate possibility. the biggest thing is the hazardous driving conditions. friday's storm number two is going to be just as strong. tomorrow morning a few showers and really light though. 8:00 p.m., san francisco getting a little rain. by 10:00, 11:00 it is moving in and by 1:00 p.m., the red showing up north of santa rosa, we may be talking about thunderstorms. the thunderstorm threat will continue into the afternoon and evening hours with the pockets of moderate to heavy rain and strong, gusty winds blowing the rain sideways. a complete look at how much rain we will get and when you will be able to put the umbrellas away. >> we need every drop of the rain that is coming, the storms will cause problems and tonight people are getting ready. abc7 news reporter cornell bernard is live in san mateo
with the story. >> san mateo is one of many cities opening sandbag stations for the approaching storm. crews have been placed on storm ready status 24/7 in case of flooding. >> it tends to be more of a react tiff. maury -- more reactive. >> she is well aware that rain is on the way to the bay area. they just remodeled their home in east palo alto, in the same neighborhood that flooded before . the creek over flowed its banks. >> it could take out people's homes it is all people have. it is a beg deal. >> the last big flood was christmas on 2012. dozens of homes were damaged. not surprising considering 50% of all homes in east palo alto sit in a flood zone. >> just be monitoring around the clock to make sure everything is okay. >> community development director says the city is
storm ready. sandbags are available and the creek will be monitored for any signs of a flash flood. >> the challenge we have is the water coming down the creek and the city is coming from the santa cruz mountains, and it is hard to monitor everything that is occurring in the mountains. >> reporter: improvements have been made like these sandbags covered in con creek, but they are only a temporary fix m the real challenge will be rain versus tides. >> the tide comes in every six hours so if it coincides, then you have a problem. >> neighbors hope it brings enough rain to help the drought, but not enough to flood their streets. cornell bernard, abc7 news. >> abc7 news has another way to keep track of the rain. follow us for the latest bay area conditions. >> two million people are under a mandatory watery ducks order.
the -- water reduction order. they approved the conservation effort. water officials say it is necessary because reservoirs are at 33% capacity and the state ended water imports into the area. an emotional memorial in santa cruz as the community and family members paid their respects to two police officers shot and killed a year ago. sergeant lauren baker and her partner were shot. now, how those left behind are coping. >> ♪ i will remember you will you remember me ♪ >> detective sergeant butch baker and detective liz beth but -- elizabeth butler are on everyone's minds. nobody can forget what happened on february 26th, 2013 when the two were gunned down. he in turn was shot and killed by police.
>> we are still obviously going through the phases of grief. in someways it feels like yesterday. >> i miss my best friend. he is my hero. coming home and talking about work and at the dinner table. >> two of butch baker's children attended. his daughter ashley did not. she is threatening to sue about how a memorial fund will be divided. the community donated half a million dollars to the families. until the matter is resolved, not a penny can be distributed and not even to elizabeth butler's two small children. >> it is -- it has put a quagmire. it is something that hopefully should not have happened. >> still, the pain is palpable. as family and friends share a moment of silence for baker and butler, they remember through it all this community has stuck together. the focus will be here at the police department. there will be another memorial tomorrow where they special
garden and these two plaques will be dedicated to the fallen officers. in santa cruz, lisa amin gulezian, abc7 news. >> a a person walking on 280 in daly city were killed. it happened at east more avenue around 6:30. the chp closed down three lanes as officers investigated the crash. no word on why that person was walking on 280. asiana airlines will pay a fine after the response to the deadly crash. here is why they were fined. it took the company 18 hours to set up a hotline for victims' loved ones. asiana took five days to contact the families of all 291 passengers. overall the airline did not dedicate attention to passenger families. they insist they provided extensive support and will continue to do so. in developing news, a dog had a close call with one of
the potentially poisoned meatballs planted in san francisco. the owner forced the dog to spit it out and immediately go to the vet. the dog is okay. 41 suspicious meatballs have been found in twin peeks and the outer richmond. a dog died after eating a tainted meatball. the latest batch is still being tested. the family of a california boy who died from a rat bite fever is suing pet co for the child's death. 10-year-old aidan died last summer from the disease. his family says two weeks after buying a rat from a pet co in san diego he suffered flu-like symptoms and died within 48 hours. in a statement pet co says it was sat denned by the family's tragic loss and investigating this claim. breaking news, 2500 customers in san francisco's sunset and ash burr re districts are without power. pg&e is on the scene working to restore power. san francisco is full of
award-winning restaurants. we know that. but getting reservations could be nearly impossible. >> michael finney with how some people are beating the system. >> you better believe they are. local foodies are going to great lengths to get that meal. i'll show you the tricks they are using to snag an impossible spot. >> plus, delta on the offensive. why they are apologizing to a new mother over controversial comments. >> and the mustache seen around the world. what is going on in the picture that has everyone talking. >> here is a quick preview of what we are up to tonight. >> do you miss the olympics?
to many of us in the bay area because we love our food. >> getting a reservation at a great restaurant can be tough. >> 7 on your side's michael finney has tips on getting a table. >> you haven't seen these before. the bay area is where technology is king, entrepreneur ship rules and food is more than a meal, it
is an experience. it is no wonder that foodies managed to combine these elements to snag hard to get restaurant reservations. the line stretches about 40 people deep outside state bird provisions in san francisco's fill more district. all we are trying to snag is a highly coveted walk in reservation. john blood worth of san francisco got in line at 4:30, an hour before the restaurant opened. >> so knowing it would make a couple of people happy, i decided to bite the bullet and get in line early and take one for the team. >> reporter: only a few tables can be reserved a head of time. and those are snapped up 60-days in advance, the earliest you can book a table. they became the rage when bone april petite named them best restaurant in 2012. >> it is the experience of coming and saying you waited in line. >> reporter: she has been trying to get a reservation for weeks without success. she knew new reservations open
up 60-days in advance of the date. >> i knew every day there had to be reservations. i couldn't figure out when they put them up. i tried at noon and one time i was up a the midnight. >> de yea gao figured it out. he had a problem that would notify him the minute a reservation opened up. he declined to talk on camera, so we went to dan garcia of the computer science department at uc berkeley to find out how the program worked. monaco's program grabs a snap shot of the reservation page every minute. 99% of the time is says no reservations currently available. >> if those are ever different, it means the reservation page is updated. rather than saying no reservations, if that changes it says we have five reservations. >> and it immediately sends an e-mail. it did no not take long to
figure out they opened up at every day the same time, 4:00 a.m. and often gone in 30 minutes. others figured that out too including an ebay user who gobbled up a bunch and sold them on ebay. >> it might be worth it, but it depends on if it is 5. :30 or money:00? >> the res voition sold for $20 -- the reservation sold for 20 bucks. the general manager canceled all of the reservation so he is no longer selling. foodies, your chases are waiting in line or get up at 4:00 in the morning. he chose 4:00 a.m. and chose a reservation for 5:30. >> i feel like i beat the system a little bit. >> by the way, john being the first in line was able to get 7:30 reservations. 10 of the other persons she got 9:15.
>> good information. a california woman is at the center of a heated debate over breastfeeding in public. this involves airplanes. delta is apologizing to lyndsay james, a new mother in orange county who couldn't find delta's breastfeeding policy. she had an upcoming flight and says her baby will not take a bottle or take a breast under the blaine a cet. unfortunately you cannot breastfeed without a cover up. i'm sorry. >> all i wanted was a written statement to them to show the flight attendants in case there was an issue. >> a series of tweets with the airline followed. they went public and jane suddenly found herself in the middle of a social media storm. the airline say they welcome breastfeeding mothers. it is called the photo worth a thousand tweets. it shows an accidental shadow cast on the face of the german
chancellor that looks like hitler's mustache. it was taken during a meeting with israel's pram minister. the jerusalem post took the photo and decided not to publish it. it was so popular that the editorial staff changed its mind. picture this, you are walking around and spot old coffee cans. inside you find millions of dollars worth of 2k3w08d -- gold coins. that's what happened to one couple. there were 1400 coins in all worth $10 million. the couple wants to remain anonymous and won't say where the coins were found. they plan to sell them on amazon. a million for the most. >> i can walk my dog from here to tennessee. rain is on the way and we expect a strong storm to arrive. >> you can track it anytime with the abc7 news weather app.
sandhya patel is live. >> up here on the roof it is cool and manageable. no more rain, but really a lack of wind. much needed rain in the bay area and it is coming shortly. live doppler 7hd is going to show you what it looks like right now. clouds have uh reefed. no moisture reaching the ground, but our radar is getting ready for storm number one. visibility is good and here are your temperatures. 55 in san francisco and redwood city and now the view from our exploratorium camera there are a few clouds looking toward the trans america pyramid. 49 in santa rosa and napa and they will keep us insulated as they gather. fairfield 53. 54 in livermore. you are looking at the eastern span of the bay bridge and visibility is no the a problem. rain and gusty winds tomorrow morning. it is not that bad until 7:00, 8:00 until it starts to ramp up. chance of thunderstorms
tomorrow afternoon, evening and the second storm will soak us on friday. here is the timing. this is what you need to know. 5:00 a.m., if you start off the commute, you will see wet roadways. the breeze will be kicking up. it gets gusty, 7:00, 8:00. the rain lean will shift across the rest of the bay area. talking about hazardous driving conditions. it really continues for the evening rush hour. this is when we are expecting heavy rain and strong winds and a thunderstorm possibility during the evening hours. and then a few lingering showers. wind gusts are expected to pick up tomorrow morning about 29 29point and they pick up close to 50 miles an hour around the lunchtime. if you are thinking about grabbing some food you may be blown by the wind a little bit. the wind will be tapering off 5:00 a.m. thursday as well. the second storm hest us in the wee hours of friday morning. stormy morning
commute at 5:00 a.m. strong wends will accompany this -- winds will accompany this one as well of the the rain continues on friday. so the rainfall estimates with the north bay mountains picking up anywhere from 2 to 5 inches friday afternoon a and 1 to 3 at the lower elevations. 2 to 4 inches of rain. snow is expected. the first system could bring 6 to 12 inches and expect delays. winter weather advisory for the 6,000 foot foot elevation starts tomorrow and runs until thursday. tomorrow morning plan on a slower commute with the wind kicking up and the rain beginning toful did. the temperatures will be mild. mid40s to low 50s. make sure you have your rain gear and count on a nasty evening commute. tomorrow afternoon mid50s to mid60s. wet and windy. chance of thunder as well. showers on thursday with a wet, windy friday. more showers for your first part of your saturday.
the rest of your weekend is looking dry. there is a slight possibility of a few showers on tuesday. dan and ama? >> thank you, sandhya. on to sports and giants news. >> larry beil is here with opening day info jie. and first cactus league game is tomorrow. bruce bochy is shaking up the giants rotation. ties -- his opening day starter is also his love this k! what's next? great! do you have measurements? yeah, i paced it off.
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wake up weather. make sure you have your umbrella when you leave home. it will start to wind and 40s and 50s for the temperatures. 4:30 to 7:00 tomorrow morning to track the storm. coming up next on jimmy kimmle, joel cae. >> that's our report. thank you for watching. i'm dan ashley. >> i'm ama dates. the news continues on-line, on twitter, facebook and all of your mobile devices.
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